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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Ma feel when she finds the gold?
2. How can the peasants tell when Pa is drawing near?
3. Where did Manure go?
4. What tax does Ma indicate isn't making any money?
5. What does say that Pa and Ma owe to Manure?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is a great amount of violence in the play. In what ways is the violence necessary? Do you believe it helps to enhance the novel or detract from it? Why do you think this way?
Essay Topic 2
Do you believe the ending fate of Ma and Pa was just and deserved? Why or why not? If you were the author how would you have ended the story?
Essay Topic 3
Why does the author utilize such vulgar language at times and poetic language at others? Do you believe this is an effective technique? Why or why not?
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